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Adventures in conservation
A Ponderosa of her own
By Lisa Gaumnitz, NRF volunteer and local freelancer Erin Crain’s parents planted the seed for her career in natural resources and her passion for restoring her own property on a city lot in Milwaukee in the 1970s. There, her father, an engineer at Delco and her mother, a stay-at-home mom, put into practice the principals of organic and native gardening, long-before such concepts became mainstream. With sometimes grudging, sometimes enthusiastic, help from their five kids, her parents dug up much of the lawn and replaced it with native plants and trees. “My dad would come home from work, change his
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